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And the Winner Is…

  • Gabriella Bernardi
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

S.M. ayant fait travailler en vain à un miroir concave de verre, j’en fis venir un très-grand que j’avais chez moi à Bologne, et je le laissai entre les mains de la Reine [Christine of Sweden]. Je ne sais ce qu’il est devenu depuis. […] Je l’ai toujours regretté, ne croyant pas qu’il y en ait eu un, ni plus grand, ni meilleur, de cette matière…” [S.M. had in vain made to work a concave mirror of glass. Finally, I managed to bring here a large one I had at home in Bologna, leaving it in the hands of the Queen [Christine of Sweden]. I do not know what has happened since then. […] I always regretted it, not believing that there has been one larger or better made of this material].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TorinoItaly

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